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Thala Beach Nature Reserve
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

We had a fabulous time when we stayed in Thala Beach recently. We knew it was stinger season so wouldn't be able to swim, so although that is a shame because the beach is beautiful, we were prepared. The cabins were lovely, food was absolutely excellent, and the lectures and guided walks superb. Great place to stay if you are interested in nature. Only downside was not having cups and glasses changed on the days we had agreed would not be serviced. Something a bit squalid about rinsing your cafetiere in the sink. Our fault, we should have opted to have the room serviced every day

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank mr1950
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

Spent my 50th birthday and the night before with my husband at Thala Beach Lodge and it was a beautiful, peaceful getaway in the middle of an otherwise busy and adventure filled vacation. Besides the incredible location, the staff and service was top notch. Loved the hammocks on the beach and the pool was incredibly beautiful and peaceful. Certainly a special place for a special occasion. Thanks for the great service. Hope to come again someday.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank 282Juli
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Reviewed 16 December 2013

Unfortunately to be in a place like this, but not having the chance of using the beach, because of the jellyfish season, it is very compromising and a deception. The resort is very nice, but needs much more service. Rooms being made, just every second day, is not something you would expect.
Also being nature friendly, does not mean that you have a lousy decor. So A fantastic location, but overpriced for what you get. A thumbs up for the staff..

Room Tip: Guess rooms are most alike..
  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank ZeBanaco
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Thala_management, Manager at Thala Beach Nature Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2013

We thank these guests for their compliments with regards to our staff and location, we are very proud of our operation.

Far North Queensland’s waters are affected by marine stingers between the (approximate) months of November to May annually. The affected area spans over 2000kms. We are disappointed that this guest’s research left them unaware of this commonly known fact and they were in turn disappointed on arrival.

The majority of our reviewers concur that our chosen decor is most pleasant and suited to the environs – however we appreciate individual opinions. Daily servicing is available on request – we are unaware why these guests didn’t take advantage if they preferred this option.

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Reviewed 15 December 2013

My husband surprised me with 4 nights at Thala Beach Lodge for our anniversary and we loved it. It was quiet, private and peaceful. There are so many spots to get away from the world, fabulous views, and we loved the whole reception/lobby area, permanently open to the air and the jungle views and wildlife. The staff were all friendly and helpful, good coffee (!). One thing that really stood out for me was the absence of 'rules'. So many places are plastered with signs saying 'don't do this, don't do that', 'only do this between the hours of...', and Thala isn't. Understated, confident enough in the product not be be flashy, and very special.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Your first impression of the place is “Wow”! That “wow” factor stays with you, as you explore the place over your welcome drink. The service is outstanding all the staff are so friendly and accommodating thank you all! Love the valet parking.
The cabins are private and in excellent condition.
It was our weekend getaway, and on our last day the lodge was very accommodating and they let us have a late checkout.Thank you Thala! We greatly appreciated this especially since our flight wasn’t till late afternoon.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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